More proposed rezoning for Scout

BLYTHEWOOD – Amid resident concerns about impacts on wetlands and streams on the Scout Motors site, the Blythewood Planning Commission voted to recommend rezoning three parcels totaling 461.56 acres associated with the project. Technically, the property still lies within unincorporated Richland County and would have to be annexed into the town at a later time. […]

Planning Commission recommends council rezone Oakhurst to R-20

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday evening to recommend that town council approve a request to initiate an amendment of the Town’s Zoning Map for the Oakhurst neighborhood. At issue is that the 49-lot neighborhood, which sits off Boney Road, is currently zoned R-8. A majority of the residents requested that the […]

PC recommends adoption of 2020-30 comp plan

BLYTHEWOOD – Cultivating economic development, encouraging growth and ensuring that adequate infrastructure exists to accommodate that growth lead the list of goals in the proposed Blythewood Comprehensive Plan. On Monday, the Blythewood Planning Commission unanimously approved the 97-page plan, which charts the town’s goals through 2030. The plan now heads to Town Council, where two […]

Town may limit use of LED signs in windows of businesses in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission voted at its regular monthly meeting last week to recommend that town council approve two text amendments to the Town’ sign ordinance. The amendments to Chapter 155 of Blythewood’s Code of Ordinances would provide a definition for window signs and also address the use of window signs that use […]

Public opinion

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood 29016 residents had the opportunity to have input into recently updated county land development rules with county staff last month at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater in Doko Meadows Park. The input session was organized by County Councilman Derrek Pugh, Dist. 2, left. Blythewood Planning Commission Chairman Rich McKenrick, second from left, was […]

Council Appoints McKenrich, Pickle to Town Boards

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Council made two appointments to town boards during the Feb. 1 Joint town council/planning commission meeting. Rich McKenrick, chairman of the Blythewood Planning Commission, was appointed to a five-year term on the Richland County TPAC (Transportation Penny Advisory Committee). He replaces planning commissioner Malcolm Gordge who recently finished a five-year […]

PC finalizes class 1 vote on B-HE gym

BLYTHEWOOD – After voting 4-1 on Sept 8, to defer a recommendation to town council regarding the designation of Bethel-Hanberry gymnasium as a class 1 historic property, the planning commission reversed that vote on Sept. 14 during a special called meeting. At issue during the Sept. 8 meeting was a request on the agenda to […]

PC votes for council to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – As was expected, the Blythewood planning commission voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to recommend that Town Council rezone the Red Gate property and a smaller adjoining property from Planned Development (PD) zoning designation to Development (D-1) zoning. But the properties’ owners, who sat in the audience during the commission’s proceedings, say they are not […]

PC begins process to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Planning Commission has begun the process to rezone a 143-acre undeveloped site across the interstate from downtown after developers failed to initiate construction of a planned mixed-use development. The large wooded site, which is known as Red Gate Farms, sits on Blythewood Road between Syrup Mill and Muller Roads. It lies […]

PC votes against commercial zoning on Wilson Boulevard

BLYTHEWOOD – After the Blythewood Town Council voted 5-0 on June 22 to deny the rezoning of a property at 10715 Wilson Boulevard from Rural (R) zoning to Multi-Neighborhood (MO) commercial zoning, property owner Terika Taylor started the rezoning process anew. She appeared before the Blythewood Planning Commission on Monday night asking for a more […]

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